Michael Wolff tells Kellyanne Conway: 'You're the darkness'

Jessica Estepa
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is interviewed by Michael Wolff during a discussion at the Newseum titled The President and the Press: The First Amendment in the First 100 Days, on April 12, 2017.
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How personally does Kellyanne Conway take media coverage?

That's what media columnist Michael Wolff wondered during a Wednesday event at the Newseum. When Conway asked what he meant, Wolff got to the point.

"This coverage of you... 'Democracy dies in darkness,'" Wolff said. "Because I'm gonna tell you, when they say, 'Democracy dies in darkness,' you're the darkness."

Wolff's comment drew laughter from the audience, and Conway replied, "I'm not the darkness... It's like I tell small children. Just because someone says something doesn't make it true."

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